[ pros-thet-ik ]
/ prɒsˈθɛt ɪk /
of or relating to an artificial body part or prosthesis: He was fitted for a prosthetic arm.
of or relating to the fields of surgical or dental prosthetics: advances in prosthetic technology.
of or relating to a substance, item, or process used to transform a person’s appearance temporarily, especially as a theatrical special effect: The final scene required painstaking application of prosthetic hair and skin.
an artificial body part; a prosthesis: Hundreds of amputees volunteered to test the new prosthetics.
an appearance-altering substance or item applied temporarily to a person’s face or body, especially to create a theatrical special effect: Alien creatures are brought to life with realistic prosthetics.
Origin of prosthetic
Related formspros·thet·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Medicine definitions for prosthetic
[ prŏs-thĕt′ĭk ]
Serving as or relating to a prosthesis.
Of or relating to prosthetics.
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Science definitions for prosthetic
[ prŏs-thē′sĭs ]
Plural prostheses (prŏs-thē′sēz)
An artificial device used to replace a missing or defective body part, such as a limb or a heart valve.
Related formsprosthetic adjective (prŏs-thĕt′ĭk)
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